Vinoque Yarra Valley Chardonnay (2013)

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REGION: Yarra Valley

APPEARANCE: Light straw with a green edge.

BOUQUET: Elegant Chardonnay, hints of grapefruit, nutty oak, minerally, slightly funky and fine.

PALATE: Gently textured palate, savoury, chalky phenolics, hints of nuts, creamy flavours.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS: 2013 is an exciting vintage for Chardonnay with terrific balance of flavour, texture and acidity. The wines are quite fine and composed considering a relatively warm February.

WINEMAKING: Fruit was sourced from a selection of controlled vineyards from Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Tarrawarra and the Upper Yarra Valley. Fruit is gently pressed and allowed to settle overnight. Turbid juice is then racked to both French oak casks and stainless tanks. Lees are stirred in late autumn and a little in winter and then left to rest until the finishing stages.

WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 13.0%pH: 3.30 TA: 5.95 g/L

CELLARING: The wine will continue to develop complexity and interest with good cellaring for five to eight years.

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